Mar 172015
 

Tommyknocker and Polar
Some people hate staying the same. They eschew tradition and continuity in favor of change. The principle offender in the root beer world of this is Tommyknocker, having changed its name twice and its recipe four times in the last 10 years. So why would they keep with a good Seal of Approval formula? This time their “New Root Beer” is gone, replaced by an All Natural Root Beer, and since they changed the name they figured they shuffle the ingredients a bit, adding things like citric acid and deciding it’s wiser to put more Organic Root Beer Flavor than Caramel Color. So a new name, a new recipe, means new reviews for folks that do that sort of thing.

Polar, the makers of Polar Classics Premium Root Beer was so inspired that they decided to change their label, name, and recipe too. Like adding more sugar and getting rid of their artificial ingredients. Now root beer reviewers everywhere can rejoice that there are two new brews to try and write about. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got some root beer to drink.


Feb 132015
 

TopCityPic
Root beer lovers of the world, this is a tragic tale. A young company making a gourmet root beer, Top City Soda Pop, was destroyed by fire nearly two months ago. It was a total loss, nothing was salvageable, and thus they are temporarily closed.
TopCityFire

However, this doesn’t need to be the end. They’ve found a new location and are working to rebuild to bring Top City Root Beer back to a thirsty world. But they can’t do it alone, and that’s where we come in. To help get rebuilding funds, they’ve entered the FedEx Small Business Grant Competition, with up to $25k on the line. To make it into the final round, they need votes from people like us. So follow the link below and give your vote, please. For the love of root beer!

http://smallbusinessgrant.fedex.com/Gallery/Detail/b239d46f-683a-4cde-b262-fe8c861c9a2c


Dec 222013
 

Wisco Pop! Incredients

Some people want their sodas fresh and all natural using only the highest quality local ingredients produced in a sustainable manner. For those people, finding a gourmet root beer is often a challenge. Thankfully, the people at Wisco Pop! are out to make it easier. They’ve already made their root beer, but they need a bottling line to take their operation to the next step. This is where you come it. They’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign for the funds necessary. They’ve got some great rewards including growlers of their root beer if you live in the nearby area. I’ve backed this myself and would love to see it succeed so I can give their root beer try. Let’s make it happen.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/343253418/wisco-pop-bottles?ref=live